Unesco to visit Rampal power plant for assessing impacts on Sundarbans

A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest and and see what remedial measures have been taken to address the possible impacts..   An official at Unesco Dhaka office said the delegation is coming in late February or early March this year.   The Unesco…

Palestinian President Abbas scheduled to make stopover in Dhaka

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to make a stopover here for an hour early Sunday on his way to Japan.   The President along with his entourage will reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12.30 am on…

US Ambassador praises PM’s role in fighting against terrorism

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Thursday  praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s strong leadership role in fighting against terrorism.   Earlier, in her written statement, the US Ambassador said the US has a very strong relationship with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government.  The US is strongly committed to their close partnership with…

World powers ‘agree Syria ceasefire’

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, after talks in Germany.   The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front.   Ministers from the International Syria Support Group also agreed to accelerate and expand aid deliveries.   The announcement…

Thitiphun on top

Thitiphun on top

Thailand’s Thitiphun Chuayprakong continued his fine form and jumped up from third to first position…

HC upholds death sentence of Mufti Hannan, 2 others

HC upholds death sentence of Mufti Hannan, 2 others

The High Court upheld the death sentence of three persons, including Huji leader Mufti Hannan, for carrying…

BNP’s constitution amended

BNP’s constitution amended

Bangladesh Nationalist Party has amended its constitution with the addition of a provision of holding…


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